Lee County is in the top 10 for talent attraction, a survey states.
The annual Big Leaders Talent Attraction Scorecard ranks Lee County fifth in the country for big leaders and also first for Florida. Data industry specialist Emsi published the report.
Counties are ranked by drawing new residents, growing jobs and skilled workers, attracting young talent and increasing educational attainment.
Lee County is in the top 10 for talent for being a leader in drawing new residents. It is growing jobs and skilled workers attracting young talent and increasing educational attainment, says the report. It also has strong workforce growth from Generation Z, millennials, Generation X and boomers.
The three elements to successful workforce development – developing, attracting, and retaining skilled talent – require short as well as long-term thinking among community partners, says the website.
Workforce development is a dynamic, complex process that takes constant fine-tuning. It requires leaders in economic development, K–12 and higher education, the local business community, and also for workforce boards to be on the same page. And it needs to be integrated with strategies for housing, infrastructure, and other policies.